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    Summer Shorts 5: Series B

    Series B must unfortunately refer to the caliber of the second cycle of the Festival of New American Plays. The actors make a valiant effort, but the drama is subpar.

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    Nightingale

    Thanks to the tremendous specificity and detail of Redgrave's writing and acting, "Nightingale" is a haunting elegy and a moving act of love.

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    Stifters Dinge

    Difficult to categorize but a privilege to absorb, the show is Shelley meets Beckett meets Rauschenberg, and it's all new again.

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    Our House

    "Television is stupid." Well, duh! That seems to be the big message of "Our House," Theresa Rebeck's slipshod satire on modern media.

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    Personal Enemy

    John Osborne and Anthony Creighton's lost play is unquestionably fascinating as a historical artifact. Unfortunately, it plays like an episode of "The Donna Reed Show" on crack.

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    Triangle

    This joint effort of a playwright and a historian about the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire is both sketchy in its history and lacking in dramatic tension.

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    Blood and Gifts

    Playwright J.T. Rogers takes a bracing, multisided look at how America came to be mired in a war against fundamentalism in Afghanistan in this gripping and absorbing drama.

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    Luck

    Neither a typical monologue nor a freeform performance piece, Megan Riordan's one-woman Las Vegas extravaganza, "Luck," goes all in by drawing on aspects of both.

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    The Habit of Art

    The National Theatre concludes its pilot season of broadcasts to movie theaters with a hilarious, bracing, and multileveled rumination on the creative process.

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    Hamlet

    For this National Theatre production, broadcast to cinemas worldwide, Nicholas Hytner finds a new interpretation of the most famous play in Western history and creates an Elsinore based on constant surveillance and deceit.